Search Results: "Vincent Carretta"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Even this most resolute, thorough excavation cannot uncover what is no longer there. Still, this is the most complete biography available, and no one is likely to find out much more of consequence about Wheatley."
Carretta (English/Univ. of Maryland; Equiano, the African, 2005) returns with an examination of the life of a woman of whom little is known but whom the author and literary history have crowned as the mother of African-American literature. Read full book review >

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EQUIANO THE AFRICAN by Vincent Carretta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Too densely academic in structure and execution for general readers, but a historical work of surpassing importance."
Of uncertain origins, Equiano rises from servitude to literary celebrity in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW GIRL by Rachel Vincent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adds nothing new to a crowded genre. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
After a chance encounter with a boy, a girl discovers secrets about herself and her society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Riveting and disturbing, if somewhat incomplete."
Investigative journalist Vincent (Hitler's Silent Partners, 1997, etc.) uncovers a little-known slice of Jewish history. Read full book review >

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A CRIME AND A CURSE by Vincent Macraven
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A ghastly detective story and a macabre parable that should accommodate genre fans with a nightmare or two."
Macraven's (Testament of the Dead, 2014, etc.) latest horror outing is a two-story collection that delves into the dark hearts of people whose depravity includes murder and black magic. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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A SLEPYNG HOUND TO WAKE by Vincent McCaffrey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"The strong mystery is woven into a slow-paced, philosophical discussion of the painful demise of those special bookstores whose nooks and crannies once yielded fabulous finds."
A bookhound has too many women interested in him and too many problems to solve. Read full book review >

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AS CATCH CAN by Vincent Zandri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Overwrought, but redeemed by a lonely hero with an unusual perspective on human depravity. (Author tour)"
A melodramatic but satisfying by-the-numbers debut thriller pits a brooding, middle-aged New York prison warden on the trail of an escaped murderer. Read full book review >

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Reception by L.M. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"A well-engineered farce with some problematic characterization."
In this comic novel set in 1981, a pre-wedding reception with a spiked punch bowl leads to revelations among a group of old friends and acquaintances. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Thanks to Vincent, readers will want to go straight to the art for a good, hard look. (8 pages color illustrations)"
A probing, top-flight study of Ralph Albert Blakelock's difficult life (1847-1919) and visionary art, from playwright and art journalist Vincent. Read full book review >

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THE CAUSE by Roderick Vincent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"An original voice launches this brooding, high-stakes series."
A new CIA field operative joins a Black Ops training program whose leaders have targeted the government of a near-future America in Vincent's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >